New Releases of Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle Application Development Framework Now Available
Enhancements Address New Standards, Extend ALM Support and Improve Performance and Usability
Redwood Shores, Calif. – June 7, 2011
Extending its commitment to providing the most complete, open and integrated tools for Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE), SOA and Web 2.0 application development, Oracle today announced the availability of Oracle JDeveloper 11g Release 2.
The new release further enhances the overall development experience by delivering an improved Integrated Development Environment (IDE), including support for new technologies and standards, as well as updates to Oracle Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) 11g.
Part of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, Oracle JDeveloper is a free integrated development environment that simplifies the development of Java-based SOA applications and user interfaces with support for the full development life cycle.
Enhancing Productivity for Java Developers
Oracle JDeveloper 11g Release 2 delivers significant performance and usability improvements. In addition, updates to Oracle ADF 11g further simplify the development experience. New capabilities include:
Support for new JavaServer Faces 2.0 and Facelets standards: Provides a highly visual editing environment for Java EE Web developers.
Updated ADF JavaServer Faces Rich Client Components: Oracle’s framework for building rich Internet applications now supports JavaServer Faces 2.0 and introduces new features such as interactive thematic maps.
Infrastructure changes to facilitate OSGi tooling: Makes the creation of OSGi based extensions for Oracle JDeveloper much easier and improves overall product performance.
New Oracle ADF Faces skin editor: Makes user interface customization simpler with a visual CSS editor.
Improved support for emerging technologies including: RESTful Web Services – Simplifies use of REST services as data sources in Oracle ADF; Maven – Integrated development and runtime environment for Maven based build processes; Hudson – Integrated support for the Hudson continuous integration server through Oracle Team Productivity Center (TPC).
“Web application and Java developers continue to seek the latest advancements in standards and easy-to-use tools,” said Ted Farrell, chief architect and senior vice president, Oracle. “Oracle JDeveloper 11g Release 2 delivers state-of-the-art capabilities that allow developers to achieve an immense productivity boost and are essential to enable the creation of the most immersive and vibrant Web applications.”
"At SAGE Computing Service, we’ve delivered enterprise systems with Oracle's JDeveloper IDE 9, 10g and 11g and the Oracle Application Development Framework. We're very excited about the Oracle JDeveloper 11g Release 2 and the new ADF release. Together, they will allow us to deliver some of the most sophisticated and feature rich applications to date," said Chris Muir, Oracle ACE Director & Oracle Solutions Architect at Australia's leading ADF solutions provider SAGE Computing Services.
“The adoption of JSF 2.0 in Oracle JDeveloper 11g R2 and the migration of ADF Faces 11g R1 components to the new release to work with the new JSF 2.0 libraries is great news. For developers it means a way to progressively make the switch to JSF 2.0 seamlessly and at the same time brings new exciting things like Facelets support, skin editor features and more. Other improvements requested by the ADF community are also expected in this new release which is definitely a major milestone for ADF and our development foundations,” said Jean-Marc Desvaux, Head of Information Systems, General Construction Co. Ltd., Mauritius.
Availability and Pricing
Oracle JDeveloper 11g is free of charge and available for download from the Oracle Technology Network. An option for technical support can be purchased separately under the Oracle Technology Network license. Oracle ADF 11g is free to download for evaluation and use during development. A production license for Oracle ADF is included with all editions of Oracle WebLogic Server, or can be licensed separately. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply.
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